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Re: Promise FastTrack drivers for FC2

Am Di, den 26.10.2004 schrieb Eucke Warren um 20:52:

> > 3ware 9000 does have native support under FC2. Just not on the
> installation.
> > All you need to do is to update to the latest kernel version (2.6.8-1.521
> as of now) which includes the 3w-9xxx driver. Then recreate your init disk
> image (mkinitrd) after changing the "/etc/modprobe.conf" to load the 3w_9xxx
> driver after your boot drive.
> >
> > Now, if you want to boot using the 3ware 9000, you'll need to create your
> own installation disk for FC2 using the latest kernel version. On this, I
> cannot help, I know it's possible but have no idea on how to do it.
> >
> > Omar
> That was not my experience.  I did install the 9000 series card after
> updating to the latest current for everything including the 2.6.8-1.521 and
> FC2 dropped the 3w-xxxx driver into place which will not work.  I had to
> compile my own driver under that kernel and then run the mkinitrd stuff.  In
> speaking with 3ware support they confirmed that in kernel support is coming
> for the 9000 in future kernel releases but is not there presently.
> -Eucke

Omar didn't say anything contradictory :)

The early 2.6 kernel has no support for the 3ware 9000 series
controllers. Latest 2.6 kernel have.


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